- JBC Group, an Elyria, OH-based company created by the Cromling family, bought High Point, NC-based A&D Environmental Services. Terms of the sale were not released.
- A&D Environmental provides services including waste management, industrial, transportation and emergency response.
- "This new partnership will enable our customers to continue to receive the high quality service that they have come to expect from us in the past 65 years, with the addition of new, more comprehensive service," said William Cromling III.
At a time when waste haulers are merging more often due to the pinch of low commodity prices and other factors, the JBC-A&D Environmental Services merger is the latest case of a more profitable firm buying another firm. While more mergers ultimately could mean less competition in waste and recycling, it also could help stabilize the market and bring an upgrade in services offered.